I haven't made any resolutions for years, but I have decided to give it a try again this year.....
1. I resolve to relax. I will try (with every bone in my body) to not go crazy when Willie runs about the house swinging one of my bras over his head like a lasso.... or when he throws his grape juice filled sippy cut onto the floor for the hundredth time in one meal.... or when he gives me a very sinister stink eye if I say "no" to well, anything.... I vow to take a deep breath, and remember that these little things won't matter in the long run. I will try not to "sweat the small stuff".
2. I resolve to slow down. I tend to forge ahead with an idea full-tilt before thinking any of it through. Dan on the other hand makes decisions carefully after deliberating all possible outcomes. I vow to be more like him. I'll try to think before I act (at least occasionally - who am I kidding? this will be a big change), and take a deep breath. I promise to take some time for myself that doesn't include multi-tasking a million little things at once.
3. I resolve to live in the moment and not worry about what might come around the corner. I want to savor every moment with Dan and Willie, with my parents and my brother, with the rest of my family and with my friends. Time slips by so fast. I want to make every minute count.
4. I resolve to stay healthy. Working out with the Wii, counting calories, avoiding that second helping of anything and everything.... whatever it takes to feel good and get fit. I'm not getting any younger, and I want more than anything to be able to enjoy spending time with my family without getting worn out or feeling exhausted.
5. I resolve to learn something new. I'm leaving this one wide open. Not sure what opportunities the year will bring, but I promise to attempt at least one totally new task this year.
6. Finally, I resolve to stop procrastinating. I've wanted to write a children's book for years and years. I always make excuses for why it's not happening. Those excuses need to stop. I vow this year I'll actually get something accomplished (even if it leads nowhere and never becomes available to the public). At least I'll know I can mark it off my life's long term"To Do" list.